A promising game-based intervention for successful mathematics learning for all students.
Karin Wiburg , New Mexico State University , United States
Thursday, March 5 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Location: Amazon B-F Rounds
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Abstract: This presentation/paper introduces participants to Math Snacks, an online program with videos and games accompanied by learner and teacher material. Materials are based on research findings on areas of difficulty for mathematics learners in grades 3-8. This project funded by the National Science Foundation includes well-researched trials with diverse and low-income students demonstrating gains in the learning of target concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, number operations, and coordinates) with no differences in subgroups based on ethnicity, linguistic diversity, and gender. All materials are available free for use in schools, informal education and home use. Research on the effects of learning with Math Snacks will be shared with participants followed by a guided tour of the website by the presenter.
Participants who complete this workshop will:
Know about topics that are challenging for 3rd-8th grade students.
Have gained strategies using technology to address learning difficulties in mathematics,
Know how to access and use these materials in their own classroom settings,
Experienced an instructor lead lesson using the Math Snacks materials,
Explored games and animations that may be useful to the populations they serve.
I will finish this if it is not too late to put in an application for a workshop.
This workshop will begin with a lesson using the online game and video materials with the participants.
The background and research related to the project will then be shared.
Finally the participants will have time to develop their own lesson using the most appropriate modules to meet their students needs.
Ability to use a computer to download games and materials from the Internet.
Full professor with 40 years of experience in teaching with technology
P.I. for the Math Snacks grant
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